Gloucester man jailed for sexual activity with woman in his care
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A Gloucester man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to two charges of sexually activity with a woman in his care.
Simon Gibbs, 41, and of Swangrove Gardens, Tuffley, had admitted the offences at Gloucester Crown Court last month.
He appeared today (Thursday 3 February) for sentencing, when he was given the prison term.
He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, placed on the Sex Offenders' Register and barred from working in the care profession for life.
Gibbs, who was a care worker, was arrested after it was reported he had sexually activity with the woman, who has a mental disorder.
Victoria Bygrave, Detective Constable in the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Team, lead the case. She said: "Gibbs was a man who abused his position in order to engage in sexual activity with a vulnerable woman.
“This has been a difficult case for all involved, but this sentence shows that we will do everything in our power to protect those who are cannot protect themselves and ensure that they see justice done.
“I hope that this positive outcome will encourage others to report any sexual offences to us, knowing that they will be taken seriously and be provided with the resources to support them and get them through what is a difficult and lengthy process."